Discover Waterside

An inspiring new place in Chesterfield

Welcome to Chesterfield Waterside, an exciting new destination in Chesterfield on the edge of the Peak District and within a 40-minute drive of three major cities - Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

The £340 million, high quality, mixed-use, sustainable regeneration scheme is built across 16 hectares on the edge of the town centre. It is set in a canal-side environment, adjacent to the River Rother and Chesterfield Canal.

Waterside boasts design and quality that is unrivalled in and around the local area, as well as an enviable position next to Chesterfield’s mainline train station which will welcome an HS2 stop in 2034.

Leading UK housebuilder Avant Homes has now acquired the land for the development of 173 two, three and four-bedroom homes within the Waterside Quarter neighbourhood at Chesterfield Waterside. Construction began in 2019 and the first homes released for sale in 2020. To find out more about the new homes, please click here.

In October 2020, construction of the new office building, known as No.1 Waterside Place, will commence in the £75 million first phase of the Basin Square neighbourhood. It represents the first step in delivering the commercial element of Chesterfield Waterside. Find our more here

With both the residential and commercial elements underway, Chesterfield Waterside is already becoming the ultimate destination to live, work and play.

Scroll down to discover more about the benefits of living, working and investing at Chesterfield Waterside – one of the UK’s largest regeneration schemes.

With friendly and welcoming communities, the renowned market town of Chesterfield is the ideal place to live, work and play.
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Comprising restaurants, bars, offices, housing and much more, Chesterfield Waterside is the perfect destination for the complete modern lifestyle. To learn more about Chesterfield Waterside and the opportunities available within the scheme, please download the brochure.
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Grade A Office Space, strategically located adjacent to Chesterfield Railway Station and close by to the M1 Motorway, is available for your business at Chesterfield Waterside.
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Chesterfield Waterside Neighbourhoods

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Development Site Timeline

  1. 2009

    New canal basin constructed.

  2. 2010

    Go ahead given by Chesterfield Borough Council.

  3. 2011

    Outline planning application approved for Masterplan Scheme.

  4. 2014

    Reserved matters planning approval granted for first phase of housing.

  5. 2015

    19 homes completed for Great Places Housing Group in The Park.

  6. 2016

    - £2.7 million SCRIF grant for phase one of Basin Square.
    - Outline planning application submitted.
    - Consent granted for heights and massing of buildings in phase one of Basin Square.

  7. 2017

    Enabling works completed for Basin Square and The Park.

  8. 2018

    Planning permission granted for canal restoration works and new access bridge.

  9. 2019

    - Avant Homes acquires land for development of Chesterfield Waterfront.
    - Reserved Matters planning approval granted for Grade A office accommodation at Basin Square.

  10. 2020

    - Avant Homes at Waterside Quarter officially on sale
    - Waterside bridge nominated for national award
    - Waterside Quarter officially opens with show home viewings available
    - Construction due to start on office block within Basin Square

Waterside Quarter

Leading UK housebuilder Avant Homes will build 177 high-quality homes at Waterside Quarter in 2019. The mix of contemporary two, three and four-bedroom homes will the bar for modern living in Chesterfield.

Construction of the homes began in Summer 2019 and they will be released for sale in 2020.

To find out more about the new homes set to be built at Waterside Quarter, read the full article here or get in touch.

Basin Square

On the doorstep of Chesterfield’s mainline station, Basin Square boasts an enviable address to live and work.

Set around the canal basin, Phase 1 of Basin Square scheme comprises:

    • Build to Rent apartments – 310 one and two bed apartments with ground floor retail circa 1,500sqm
    • Multi-storey car park – 442 spaces
    • Office building – 4,000sqm of B1 and A1/A4
    • An 84-bed hotel, plus ground floor A3/A4

Construction will get underway to develop circa 35,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation within Basin Square in October 2020. This is the first step in delivering the Chesterfield Waterside Vision. Construction of the other elements of the scheme will follow shortly thereafter.

Offering a vibrant, multi-functional space, Basin Square is the exciting new outdoor venue for events, festivals and markets. The possibilities are endless.

Basin Square will also be the permanent home to one of the finest Dame Barbara Hepworth sculptures, the 2.5 tonne Curved Reclining Form.

Interested in living or developing at Basin Square? Please get in touch.

Riverside East

A self-contained waterside neighbourhood comprising housing, apartments and business space, offering canal-side views and served by shops, bars and cafés at the nearby Basin Square.

The neighbourhood also benefits from a green feel with open areas sloping away down to the waterside.

There is also potential for a care/nursing home and sheltered accommodation within the Riverside East neighbourhood.

If you’re interested in developing at Riverside East, please get in touch.


The Waterfront neighbourhood offers a premium setting alongside the River Rother and is suitable for a number of uses, including dynamic office space and a care/nursing home.

The neighbourhood sets new standards for office space to let or for sale in Chesterfield. It comprises a series of specified office buildings in a business environment which benefit from easy access to the wider amenities at Chesterfield Waterside.

Outline planning consent is already in place for a range of building designs which can be adapted in scale and form to meet your requirements.

Want to find out more? Please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss development opportunities at Waterfront.

Station Place

Station Place is the gateway to Waterside from Chesterfield Railway Station. It boasts a high-density collection of buildings including a hotel, offices, luxury apartments and a car park. Shops and cafes will surround the area, creating an urban square.

If you’d like to be part of the thriving business environment at Station Place or are interested in developing within the neighbourhood, please contact our team for more details.

Waterside by Numbers


hectare site


Homes will be built in total


outline consent for office space


major cities within a 45-minute drive


minutes from the M1


million pound regeneration scheme


Latest Posts

How local companies can benefit from Chesterfield Waterside

Local companies are being invited to take part in a virtual ‘Contact the Buyer’ event to find out how to tender for work connected to Chesterfield Waterside.

Augmented reality fly-through brings Chesterfield Waterside to life

Combining drone footage with illustrations, Chesterfield Waterside has been brought to life in a new augmented reality fly-through film created by Oasis Studio.

Construction to start on office accommodation at Chesterfield Waterside

Construction of the seven-storey office building in the Basin Square neighbourhood of the £340million Chesterfield Waterside scheme is due to start in October.

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